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Hi lovely mum’s! I’m currently trying to conceive with my husband and we always talk about what our babies would look like, names, sex, ect. Then we get to the circumcision debate. I really want the baby (if a male) to be circumcised like his dad, but my husband said he doesn’t want to because it’s unnecessary and he wish he had a choice. We are always talking about this debate and both feel strongly about our opinion did you mum’s have debates about this with you S/O ? I would like to clarify it wouldn’t be for religious reasons but for the baby to be like his dad, and for cleaning.

Please no judgement just after some opinions thank you

Posted anonymously, 14th June 2022

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  • Both of my boys are uncircumcised and have this far had no issues thank fully. I think you should further consider your husband’s opinion.

  • I feel like this is your husbands choice – men shouldn’t make decisions about women’s bodies so women shouldn’t make decisions about men’s bodies

  • Leave him intact. You wouldn’t even consider this if you had a daughter, even if you had been circumcised I’ve never even thought about my daughters’ genitals looking or not looking like mine. It sounds as if it is only important to you that his genitals look like his Dad’s. In regards to cleaning. There are so many skin folds on babies regardless of gender. Cleaning is important regardless of gender and anatomy, but it’s completely unnecessary to remove the ‘extra’ skin to clean a penis.

  • I’d just go with your husband

  • To add what’s your reason for wanting him circumcised? Why is what your husband is saying not convincing you?

  • Honestly I would trust what my husband thinks and would probably go with what he says. I’m not a male so I don’t know what they go through. He would know better than me.

  • I let my husband make the decision on circumcision for our son mainly cause I didn’t mind either way. He wanted it done cause of family health history so we did got it done.

  • Personally as a female I think I should leave up to my husband.
    My husband isn’t and nether is my son

  • My partner is circumcised but it was never up for discussion when our son was born. My partner wasn’t fazed either way and no way would I have it done. It’s so unnecessary and causes bub so much pain, why do it?

  • Think you really need to listen to your husband. It’s such an outdated concept and your poor child will have an unnecessary procedure done for “looks”

  • I’d say no. It’s his body, his choice. he can always have it done later if he wants but i can’t be reversed.

  • It isn’t done very much these days and most youngsters don’t have any trouble with it especially the cleaning part. Keeping things natural is the way to go in my book.

  • Food for thought, there is nothing wrong with looking different, it really should not matter. Differences are fine and should be accepted.

  • I think you should put some weight on your partner’s opinion – after all, he has the personal experience. We discussed it briefly but decided not to circumcise, There didn’t seem to be strong argument for it, and there are quite a few against.

  • My husband is circumcised as that was the common practise when he was born but neither of our boys are. It has never been an issue that he was different to them.

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